Welcome to our new website! During our soft launch, you may experience technical challenges. If you do, let us know.

Employees talking

We offer a culture of opportunities for public health professionals.

Explore a career in public health! Public health professionals help to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. Join our team!

Excellent pay and benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Retirement.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Great colleagues in a supportive, encouraging environment.
  • Ongoing training and opportunities for growth and professional development.

Find out more about working for the Health Department

Apply online by the closing date shown in each of our job announcements.

  • Employment Opportunities—View open positions and apply online.
  • Interim Job Assignments (Internal Only)—Only current regular, project, or appointive employees qualify.

Check application status

View your application status anytime when you log onto

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer embracing the rich diversity of our community. We comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Read about our Veterans' Preference Guidelines.

Reasonable accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities. Contact the Office of Human Resources/Risk Management at or (253) 798-6486.

Employment Verification

  • Phone: (253) 798-2867.
  • Fax: (253) 798-6296.

Safety and Risk Management

We provide a safe and healthy work environment for our staff and the public.


Colleen Kilduff, Human Resources/Risk Manager at:

  • Phone: (253) 798-6467.
  • Fax: (253) 798-6296.
  • Email:


Learn more about living and working in Pierce County.


  • How do I check the status of my employment application?
  • What if I can't access my online employment application?
  • How do I arrange for a reasonable accommodation in the employment application or testing process?
  • How will I know when you're recruiting for a specific job?
  • I have submitted my employment application. What happens next?
  • What happens if I'm selected for the job?
  • Why volunteer in public health?
  • Thinking about an internship for credit at the health department? '
  • Who can volunteer to work at the health department?
  • Where can I volunteer to work at the health department?

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer